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Ballantyne made in Romania?

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Ballantyne is arguably my favorite cashmere brand because of the thickness and longevity, but I recently bought this sweater from Yoox.

 

http://www.yoox.com/us/39367256EQ/item?dept=#cod10=39367256EQ&sizeId=

 

It's beautiful and perfect fit, but when I looked at the tag it says made in Romania. Ballantyne in the past have been made in Scotland or Italy. Should I be concerned about the quality? Yoox has a short time span to return things, 20 days.

 

Any comments would be appreciated.

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Ballantyne has been leveraged, and is now just another brandname like Pringle that has off-shored all production.  For $285 that you paid on Yoox either buy vintage or pick up a Brooks Brothers 3ply made in Scotland for c. $198.  Thats my tuppence worth anyway.  Scottish made cashmere is also available from Westaway or Heather Wallace online.

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Ugghhh... thanks, I have multiple Brooks Brothers cashmere sweaters. I thought it was a dream to find the perfect style with a great name. I'll sleep on it and consider sending it back.

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Originally Posted by Shaft View Post
 

Ugghhh... thanks, I have multiple Brooks Brothers cashmere sweaters. I thought it was a dream to find the perfect style with a great name. I'll sleep on it and consider sending it back.

 

Plenty of new Ballantyne made in Scotland stuff on ebay http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313&_nkw=ballantyne&_sacat=0&_from=R40

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LOL. Trust me, I search it regularly. The first one is on my watch list. Since you posted that link I better purchase soon. LOL

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